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where do most of you get your wool? I usually get it from my knitting/spinning-guru granny, but I feel bad raiding her collection so frequently lately, and I'm going to need a fair bit for my next project...

I went into the beehive the other day, and while I just about died of drooling, it seemed rather expensive for even something as basic as black cotton!

I know i've seen good deals at Walmart and Zellers for acrylic and such, is it worth it or does the quality make a difference? What about thrift shops?

Thanks :)
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Date:July 3rd, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
i spin my own!

but walmart sells ALOT of the same stuff as beehive, just SIGNIFIGANTLY less. you should make a trip out to whippletree, you will DIE!
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Date:July 3rd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
i spin my own also, but you can't spin acrylic, which is what I need this time :)
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Date:July 3rd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
drat! cursed acrylic!
Date:July 3rd, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
I knit a lot of smaller projects, so I tend to work with whatever odd balls I find at VV or Sally Ann. That said, if you salivate at Beehive you will certainly be thrown into fits by the stock at Whippletree.

For acrylic and other blends though, WalMart, Zellers and even Michael's or Lewiscraft (if there is a sale) are better than Beehive for prices.
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Date:July 3rd, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Man, I got this HUGE bag of sparkly chenille at VV for $6.. it was enough to do 6 long scarves and still have some left over!
Walmart is friggen cheap and has a good selection, or at least the one in langhole does!
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Date:July 12th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
I go to Beehive.
The prices may be slightly higher but I'm supporting a local business. What's more they have helpful amd knowledgable staff than can answer questions and make suggestions. You won't get that at Wal-Mart.

I also like the Loom out at Whippletree for the same reasons.
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Date:March 18th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)

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if you need acryllic, you may try a hobby lobby. im not sure if you have one of those near you, but i heart them when it comes to keeping up with my yarn stash (and my grandmas)!!!
I hope i have helped!
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